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Ruby W. Wood



University of Hawai'i at Hilo, B.A.

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • 2003, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Ruby W. Wood is a Partner in the firm’s San Francisco office.  Her practice focuses on a variety of issues for healthcare institutions, including matters related to medical staffs (general advice, peer review proceedings, writ proceedings, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations); consent and medical record issues; subpoena responses; HIPAA issues; protections afforded to medical staffs under state and federal law (with an emphasis on California Evidence Code § 1157 protection) and related healthcare litigation.

Prior to joining Hooper Lundy & Bookman, Ms. Wood represented clients in a variety of business litigation matters, including healthcare, intellectual property, financial services, employment and real estate issues. 

Ms. Wood received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Assessing Fitness for Continued Safe Practice for Late Career Practitioners - Legal and Practical Guidance; American Health Lawyers Association (co-presenter) (December 2016)
  • Two Sides of the 1157 Coin, CAMSS Annual Conference, Anaheim (co-presenter) (May 2016)
  • Reporting Requirements, Responding to Subpoenas, and Sharing Peer Review Information, CAMSS Annual Educational Forum (May 2015)
  • Highlights of the 2015 NPDB Guidebook, AHLA Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group Open Membership Meeting (co-presenter) (May 2015)


Medical Staff Bylaws and Hospital Contracts: Practical Considerations for Closed Departments, AHLA Connections Magazine (co-author) (May 2017)

Member Briefing: Highlights of the 2015 Databank Guidebook: Navigating the New NPDB (co-author) (June 4, 2015)

For media inquiries, please contact Barrett McBride at or 916.456.5855.